Professor Arthur Murphy ’48 Retires from Teaching

Summer 2011

This past December, Arthur W. Murphy ’48, the Joseph Solomon Professor Emeritus in Wills, Trusts, and Estates, taught his final class at Columbia Law School before officially retiring from academia.

Murphy has been a member of the Law School faculty since 1963 and has taught Legal Method, Trusts and Estates, Administrative Law, and Torts throughout his tenure. Murphy authored a legal method casebook, among other noted publications. He also devoted a good deal of intellectual energy to the intersection of science and the law. At various points in his career, Murphy served on the Atomic Safety and Licensing Board of the Atomic Energy Commission, the New York State Atomic and Space Development Authority, and the Presidential Commission on Catastrophic Nuclear Accidents, among other committees and organizations.